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The Eco Preservation Society isn't forcing one to take extreme steps, but rather encouraging each of us to take a minumum of one eco friendly step toward becoming more sustainable. If most of us take one step then as a complete, we could make a substantial difference.
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The Eco Preservation Society is a membership, educational and networking organization specializing in the promotion of sustainable human action focused on achieving positive environmental effects. Our job is to market study, travel and instruction applications that advance environmental awareness and facilitate public consciousness with a call to action.

Kitchen worktops – Everything you need to know

By Jennifer L. Ebert The workhorse of any kitchen, worktops need to be tough and practical to use, as well as stylish. While cabinetry will be the main style decision you make for your kitchen, never underestimate the impact your worktop choice will have on the overall

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By Jennifer L. Ebert The workhorse of any kitchen, worktops need to be tough and practical to use, as well as stylish. While cabinetry will be the main style decision you make for your kitchen, never underestimate the impact your worktop choice will have on the overall

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By Jennifer L. Ebert

The workhorse of any kitchen, worktops need to be tough and practical to use, as well as stylish. While cabinetry will be the main style decision you make for your kitchen, never underestimate the impact your worktop choice will have on the overall scheme. Along with the flooring, it sits on a horizontal plane, making it highly prominent, so it’s important to give it due consideration and not to view it as an after-thought.

Worktop materials have changed quite radically in the last few years, offering a vast choice across all budgets. Technology has given us super tough materials that are virtually indestructible options for the busiest of family homes. Meanwhile, the trend for open-plan layouts and living room style in kitchens has led to the introduction of luxe materials for those able to provide them a little tlc.

Here’s what you should consider before you invest in a countertop.

Kitchen worktops – Everything you need to know

Asses Your Budget 

Worktops are available at a variety of price points – from cheaper laminates to expensive granites – and what you choose usually be driven by how much you have to spend. Cheaper options can be good idea but may not last as long more durable stones or composites.

If budgets are tight, try mixing and matching your worktops. Place panels of more expensive stone in harder working areas such as by the cooker or sink and wood or laminate everywhere. Combining worktops is on trend, too, so your kitchen will look very up-to-date.

Look at your kitchen layout

If this has already decided, it can give you a good steer towards what worktop might be best. Straight runs are cheaper and easier to fit, while seamless materials such as composites make sense if you have lots of corners.

Choose the best kitchen worktop material for you

The most popular materials for kitchen worktops – laminate, granite, wood, glass, composite stone, stainless steel – have different advantages, so it’s important to look at all the factors involved.

Many of the made-to-measure worktops – marble, concrete, Corian – are pretty costly and can prove unrealistic if you’re on a budget, so opt for a quality look-alike instead. Pre-cut laminate worktops still provide gorgeous surface design and durability without the hefty price tag. Solid wood can also be a good option as it’s easy to maintain.

Choose your profile

The depth of worktop you choose can also alter the look of a kitchen. Thinner profiles of 10 or 20mm are still popular but thicker edges, created by adding a strip of the composite or stone to the front of the worksurface creating edges of 50mm, are also having a resurgence.

The standard thickness is 30mm.

Read Kitchen Design Center’s blog post on kitchen worktops and countertops to get remodeling ideas for your kitchen update. We discuss the function, layout, price point and advantages of different kinds of worktops and countertops available.

Contact Kitchen Design Center to upgrade your kitchen countertop or worktop!

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